The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met last Thursday, Sept. 8, with lots of discussion on the 150 year celebration of the founding of Cottonwood.
Sr. Carm reported that a 150th anniversary group has been meeting and brainstorming ideas. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the library at 1:00 p.m. She said they would also like to invite the community organizations to help with this and maybe include the local history of their organizations as well.
One of the idea were a family history book similar to what Nezperce did for their centennial. The library has copies of copies of personal profiles that Middle School students did several years ago on their living ancestors.
Another major topic of discussion was the Christmas Parade. They may set up Santa Claus at The Hangout parking lot as the Royale Room area appears to be unavailable. Fireworks were looked into. Shelli Schumacher reported it would cost an extra $207 for insurance for a 1 day fireworks rider. Another idea tossed out was ice sculptures. Would there be any interest.
The Chamber is sponsoring again the Scarecrow Decorating contest. Winning business will be $50 in Chamber Bucks with second place getting $20 in Chamber bucks. Contest will run Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
It was announced that the Historical Museumís annual Fall Lecture series will get underway Thursday, Sept. 29 and the Museum will have a free admission day on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Museum will also commemorate its 80th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 18.
The next Chamber meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Library.